Get to Know your MotoLadies: LeahStunts Petersen

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Leah Petersen (aka LeahStunts) is a stuntin’ motolady with heaps of talent and an equal amount of follow through. Not only does she wrench on her own bikes and manage her own social media, but she’s also the creative director and co-owner at Stuntbums. Hell, she even rides for Icon, and looks pretty amazing while doing it.

Remembering exactly when I first came across Leah’s photos is practically impossible, but I know it was through Icon. Her spread eagle wheelie photo in Hella boots (the wedgy heeled ones) definitely caught my attention. Now it’s time for a little bit of Leah wisdom.

Why did you start riding?
I started riding when I moved from the farm to New York City and couldn’t ride horses every day.

At what age?
I was 18 or 19 when I started riding sportbikes.

What was your first bike?
GSX-R 600

Important advice for ladies who want to ride?
Take the MSF course, buy some fun, comfortable gear you will wear all the time, know your limits and ride smart. You don’t need to prove anything to anyone – this is for YOU!

Advice for new motorcyclists?
Take the MSF course, it is an awesome investment, you get to practice on small motorcycles AND pass the driving portion of your licensing test. (MotoLady note: in some states you can pass the written and driving portion of your test.) 

This fantastic stunting motolady has done stunts shows on three continents. She completed the XDL championship series in 2010, rode in X-Games 16, and completed the European stunt circuit in 2011. And to top it all off, she co-founded Stuntbums in 2012. 

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You can see more photos of Leah in the archives, and more MotoLady interviews here.

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Posted on July 12, 2012 in Interviews, MotoLadies by